Creative Programs of New Mexico Inc. chooses to participate in the international program that is Destination Imagination. DI provides students with opportunities to apply science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills. They are appraised on their talents in improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork, community service and social entrepreneurship.
Each year, DI competitions in NM are held at a state tournament, where team solutions
are assessed by a panel of trained appraisers, ranging from educators, to artists, to
engineers. Each team solution is scored on a variety of elements including originality,
workmanship, presentation and teamwork. Only the top tiered teams from the state Affiliate level advance to Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, in May of 2019. Qualifying teams will be able to connect with over 8,000 students, representing more than 1,400 teams. Teams travel from around the Globe to present their solutions. We have met students from Poland, Turkey, England, Guatemala, and many other fascinating locations.
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The most popular education offering is the Challenge program, where student teams solve open ended STEM, arts and service learning Challenges and
present their solutions to trained appraisers. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 2 million students.
To gain more insight on what we are about, feel free to contact our Affiliate Director or any of the board members.